Who is Josh Billings?

Josh Billings

Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (21 April 1818 – 14 October 1885). He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations.

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    It is a verry delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimashun, and yures too.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818–1885)

    Rape is a culturally fostered means of suppressing women. Legally we say we deplore it, but mythically we romanticize and perpetuate it, and privately we excuse and overlook it.
    —Victoria Billings (b. 1945)